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Stevens  John  Tournament  Tp209

John Stevens

for 2 trumpets

  • Level: intermediate
  • Duration: 7'
  • Genre: contemporary
  • Composed: 1999

Reference: TP209


  • Instrumentation:

    C Trumpets, Flugelhorns and piccolo trumpets

  • Published: 2005
  • Publisher: Editions Bim


John Stevens

John Stevens (*1951)

John Stevens was born in Buffalo, New York (USA) in 1951. He holds degrees in Music Performance (tuba) from the Eastman School of Music (1973) and Yale University (1975). For many years John Steven... Read more

About Tournament

Medieval tournament

TOURNAMENT is intended to loosely portray three elements of a medieval tournament, while showing the variety of style and tonal color inherent in the members of the trumpet family. 

The work is in 3 movements (performed continuously, with no breaks) and features 3 different types of trumpets - C trumpet, fluegelhorn and piccolo trumpet. The first movement, “Jousting” is a fanfare-like movement written for 2 C trumpets and may also be performed alone. The second movement “Wine & Song” employs 2 fluegelhorns for a darker, more singing sound. The final movement “Revelry” uses 2 piccolo trumpets for a more intense, exciting quality.